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Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Definition 32nd President of the United States; elected four times; instituted New Deal to counter the Great Depression and led country during World War II (1882-1945)
  • Franklin Roosevelt is also remembered for assuring the American people during a bank panic, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
  • Grandmother Baxter calmed my anxiety by explaining that America would not be bombed, not as long as Franklin Delano Roosevelt was President.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • But that's the way the world's been going since that Madman was President, Franklin Roosevelt, you know.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • This was Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • The election of Franklin Roosevelt in November did not raise his spirits.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • The speech of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a New Yorker, illustrates the admired and widely imitated earlier style.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • The president was Franklin D. Roosevelt.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, was active in Democratic politics and helped shape her husband's New Deal programs while he was president.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • These are some of its characteristics: Franklin Delano Roosevelt is the President of the United States, and he always has been.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Being vice president, noted John Nance Garner, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first VP, is like being "a pitcher of warm spit."
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • In an effort to stop Japan, President Franklin Roosevelt imposed ever-increasing embargoes on materiel, such as scrap metal and aviation fuel.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • God thinks he's Franklin D. Roosevelt.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • For Dad, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the Antichrist, Harry Truman the vice-Antichrist, and UMWA chief John L. Lewis was Lucifer himself.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • In 1938, near the end of a decade of monumental turmoil, the year's number-one newsmaker was not Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Hitler, or Mussolini.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • "The only person who ever succeeded in closing First National," Edgar often boasted, "was Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 'thirty-three, and he had to shut down every other bank in the country to do it.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • At a meeting in Monterrey between U. S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Mexican President Avila Camacho, Mexico committed El Escuadron Aereo de Pelea 201, the Aztec Eagles, to the allied war effort.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Over the maps was the large picture of Franklin Delano Roosevelt I had cut out of a New York Times Sunday magazine section, and next to it was the picture of Albert Einstein I had taken years ago from an issue of Junior Scholastic.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (NFIP)—a charity created by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who'd himself been paralyzed by polio—began organizing the largest field trial ever conducted to test the polio vaccine.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • And the illustrious occupant of the White House then, who was a great leader — and I say it with some anguish and pain, because, today is exactly 54 years marking his death — Franklin Delano Roosevelt died on April the 12th, 1945, so he is very much present to me and to us.
    Elie Wiesel  --  The Perils of Indifference
  • The Presidential Suite, with its cold elegance, had made her feel awkward and clumsy — it was all very well to visit some restored historical building with a bedroom plaque that announced Abraham Lincoln or Franklin D. Roosevelt had slept there, but another thing entirely to imagine you and your husband lying beneath acreages of linen and perhaps making love where the greatest men in the world had once lain (the most powerful, anyway, she amended).
    Stephen King  --  The Shining

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